Friday, 29 August 2014


August Favourites time guys!

I found it a little difficult to decide on my favourites this month as I hadn't really been using anything that new. Does anyone else get like this when you feel like you've exhausted everything but you'd feel a failure if you skipped a monthly favourites? No? Just me then. Weirdo. 

The video contains mainly make up because, hello what would a favourites video be if it wasn't jam packed with the good stuff. There's a few skincare, hair and body mentions too. 

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Thursday, 28 August 2014




Revlon's Colorstay range seems to constantly be growing and expanding. I absolutely love the Matte & Lacquer Balms that came out earlier in the year. They've just released the Colorstay Moisture Stains in a wide range of shades. I think there's 8 to be exact and I was well behaved so I only have two for you today. Each shade is named after a different city - I bought Miami Fever and Rio Rush

Just a quick note to say that whilst they retail for £7.99 each, Boots have an offer for 2 for £10 at the moment. I'd definitely recommend taking up this offer if you're interested in picking some of these up. 


Now, how to describe these...I would say they are quite gloopy when first applied and it can be a little tricky to get an even wash of colour. I find applying two layers your best bet as it can feel like the lips are rejecting the product, almost anyway. They kind of remind me of the YSL Glossy Stains but obviously a 1/3 of the price. 


I picked up Miami Fever first as it swatched like a red-toned orange. I was a little disappointed with this as it does not apply as bright and I would it the streakiest of the two.


Rio Rush is my favourite of the two as it applies much better and it is the perfect bright pink that isn't too in your face. I'd definitely recommend this for ladies who want a pop of colour without the hassle. 

I'm quite impressed with these, I don't find them too sticky at all and they are very moisturising on the lips. I think they make my lips look really juicy and full too. The product lasts a good few hours and you're left with a subtle stain. I have found, however that they can often leave a bit of a lip line as they fade.

Have you tried these?

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


This post was brought to you by Lucy, one half of the Two Backpackateers, a nomadic couple with a serious case of wanderlust. Lucy has worked in premium Beauty for years, and now channels her insatiable passion for products into her blog, Lucy Loves Lipstick ( where she writes about her obsessions; travel, beauty and food! 

The Beauty Bucket List

Do you keep a beauty shopping list? If you are anything like me, an archetypal Virgo, you won’t just have one; you’ll probably have several. Full disclosure, I have 3 (and let me tell you, that’s reduced dramatically down over the years). 

The first is a standard “essentials” shopping list, then an “I don’t need this but I want it soon” list, and finally, the most luxurious, indulgent list – The Lust List. This contains all of the most luxe, swoon worthy items I have been coveting for months, maybe even years in some cases. 

I guess you could call it a Beauty Bucket List.

It’s a truly dreamy list to keep, and I genuinely enjoy the process of lusting after items I may not be able to justify buying right now, but hey, a girl can dream right? Top Tip…keep it where your loved ones can casually peruse. 

So what’s on mine? 

Well, what can I say? A spray for your cashmere!! Guerlain are the connoisseurs of the ‘lovely but not wholly necessary fabric spray’ and I just really want this one. I’m not too keen for lingerie sprays, but being able to freshen up your dusty knits? I’m on board. 

It’s a lip balm, and it’s £35….but oh em gee, I covet it sooooo much. From the incredibly beautiful packaging of a small shiny pot, to the feel on my lips – soooo soft – I just can’t explain how much I want it. And yet, when I do pop it in my basket on my regular Space NK shopping spree (yeah, I do that a lot), I always remember good old Carmex and click ‘empty basket’ immediately. Ahhhhh swoon.

Ahhh what can I say about this that would persuade you to spend £85 on 30ml of this goodness? I don’t know, because I simply can’t bring myself to hand over that kind of cash myself. This multi tasking ‘elixir of youth’ has celebrity fans aplenty and all known make up mavens love it for its ability to pep up the dullest of complexions….and for goodness sakes, what an amazing name.

Now, I’m all about the mists. They are a great addition to any cleansing routine and I personally love the ritual of spraying my face with a beautifully scented mist of goodness.  At £46 for 100ml, it’s not gut wrenchingly pricy, but given that you can comfortably buy a mist for less than £10 it’s hasn’t made the ‘essentials shopping list’ yet. One day…

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 Today's guest post is courtesy of Amelia

The celebrities always look glamorous it feels like they never get a bad day in their whole life and their every appearance make us spell bound. However, this ever glowing celebrity’s bank on some hidden secrets for their enchanting eternal beauty and now we are going to disclose the hidden secrets of some most popular celebrities in order to unfold the mystery of beauty of the stars we admire.

Beyonce Knowles: One of the top most celebrities to make a dominant position in the Forbes Magazine list of celebrities, a diva we all admire from the core of our hearts. This 16 time grammy winner shared her beauty secrets recently in a close press interview. Beyonce depends on a healthy diet accompanied by a healthy lifestyle for her glamour. She is also a regular member of the Tracy Anderson gym. Cereals for breakfast, salads for lunch and a light dinner make the perfect food chart for her days. 

 Kim Kardashian: Another celebrity we love, seem to have tried everything on earth to fuel her enchanting beauty. This 32 year old style icon heavily banks on different types of facials for her glowing flawless skin. She is also an admirer of proper eating and daily exercises that helps her to maintain the perfect watch glass figure. Kim takes UMO 24-karat facial and two glycolic peels every week and a regular visit to the Bailey's Spa in Beverly Hills help her to maintain that glowing skin. 

Gwyneth Paltrow: This 38 year old Oscar winner still looks young and magnificent not only due to her make up, but also for the flawless skin that supports the flawless application of makeup on her for beauty and wellness she takes macrobiotic diet; she has also tried cupping and colonics. Her recent beauty treatment, which seemed quite weird to many, was the snake venom facial. We are not sure about how exactly this facial was carried out on her, but we found her as gorgeous as ever. 

 Angelina Jolie: Who does not love this enchanting beauty; Angelina Jolie, a magnificent actress and now a mother of six has not only maintained an excellent figure but also a perfect skin that glows with health even at an age of 39. Apart from regular yoga and a measured diet she banks on Caviar Skin Cream for her perfect skin. 

 Cameron Diaz: Believe us, this diva is now 41 and she has the beauty to astound any one even when she is not in makeup. For her the beauty secret lies in a healthy life. She starts her day with a bowl of oatmeal and always ensures to take up the right amount of the right foods at the right time she ensures to keep her body dehydrated every time she takes a walk or performs a small exercise. She does not believe on weight loosing steep exercise regime, but she suggests maximum movement of your body whenever possible. 

The article gives you a thorough insight about the hidden secrets celebrities follow to maintain their enchanting look and everlasting youth. So, take inspirations and get on with your own hidden beauty secrets to stay beautiful. 

Author Bio: Amelia Amy lives in Wales, UK and is an avid blogger and reader. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her articles have been published in leading UK newspapers. Her areas of interest are Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Food, Lifestyle, Reviews (Book/Movie), Health and Fitness. She works as a Freelancer on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of ESTA which helps you in visa assistance service.